About the Event

This NEW workshop introduces an innovative way to teach basic economic principles and concepts. Learn how to best teach economics through the lens of professional sports using examples from the NHL, NFL, NBA, and more. Whether you or your students are avid sports fans, or have little to no knowledge of this field, you can take advantage of what this course has to offer.

The lesson plans and activities included in this workshop make economics easy to understand and relatable to students. This workshop covers topics that overlap with either Microeconomics 30 or Macroeconomics 30*.

Topics:

Supply and demand*, opportunity cost, public choice theory, inflation*, use of index numbers*, voluntary trade, marginal revenue, among others.

When

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
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Where

Delta Calgary Downtown
209 4 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0C6
Contact Name: 
Alejandra Garcia
Contact Phone: 
604-688-0221 ext. 575

Event Pricing

FREE – no costs to attend or register

Bursary Information

A limited number of travel bursaries and TOC (substitute teacher) coverage bursaries available (up to $325 per person)

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About the Event

This NEW workshop introduces an innovative way to teach basic economic principles and concepts. Learn how to best teach economics through the lens of professional sports using examples from the NHL, NFL, NBA, and more. Whether you or your students are avid sports fans, or have little to no knowledge of this field, you can take advantage of what this course has to offer.

The lesson plans and activities included in this workshop make economics easy to understand and relatable to students. This workshop covers topics that overlap with either Microeconomics 30 or Macroeconomics 30*.

Topics:

Supply and demand*, opportunity cost, public choice theory, inflation*, use of index numbers*, voluntary trade, marginal revenue, among others.

Speakers & Instructors

Charlotte and Walter Kohler Professor of Economics, Lakeland University
M. Scott Niederjohn is Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and Charlotte and Walter... more

M. Scott Niederjohn is Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship and Charlotte and Walter Kohler Professor of Economics at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Professor Niederjohn is also the Director of Lakeland’s Center for Economic Education. Dr. Niederjohn holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Marquette University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Professor Niederjohn has published more than fifty articles, monographs, reports, and curriculum materials in journals such as Applied Economics, Monthly Labor Review, Journal of Urban Affairs, Eastern Economics Journal, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Wisconsin Interest.

Niederjohn’s research is concentrated in the areas of economic education, public policy analysis, and applied microeconomics. He serves on the Governor's Council for Financial Literacy, and has received the Governor’s Financial Literacy Award in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

During the fall of 2013, Professor Niederjohn was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the University of Luxembourg. He serves on the boards of the (National) Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM).

Niederjohn was recognized in the December 2014 issue of Money Magazine for his work in shaping the landscape of financial education curriculum.

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Event Testimonials

  • This is valuable; rarely do economics teachers get to talk about their subject; much less learn new stuff...
    - Economics 12 Teacher
  • Activities and resources like this, that are fun and interesting, will make the study of economics more popular with students.
    - Microeconomics 30 Teacher
  • I really found this interesting and super useful! I would attend more sessions for sure!
    - Social Studies Teacher

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